This study aims to apply the Life Cycle Assessment analysis to coffee following the product through its production steps: tillage, harvest, processing and importation. Social issues were also taken into account. The analysis was focused on the Arabica green coffee variety produced in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil and imported to Italy by Illycaffè S.p.A.. The LCA analysis shows that coffee beans cultivation has the major impact compared with the import phase mainly due to land use.

Life Cycle Assessment of the production and import of Arabica Brazilian coffee / Guagliumi, Leonardo; Pini, Martina; Mohaddes Khorassani, Sara; Neri, Paolo; Zerazion, Elisabetta; Ferrari, Anna Maria. - (2015), pp. 151-154. ((Intervento presentato al convegno LCA for “feeding the planet and energy for life” - International conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges tenutosi a Stresa; Milano nel 06-07 October 2015; 8th October 2015.

Life Cycle Assessment of the production and import of Arabica Brazilian coffee

PINI, MARTINA;ZERAZION , ELISABETTA;FERRARI, Anna Maria
2015

Abstract

This study aims to apply the Life Cycle Assessment analysis to coffee following the product through its production steps: tillage, harvest, processing and importation. Social issues were also taken into account. The analysis was focused on the Arabica green coffee variety produced in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil and imported to Italy by Illycaffè S.p.A.. The LCA analysis shows that coffee beans cultivation has the major impact compared with the import phase mainly due to land use.
LCA for “feeding the planet and energy for life” - International conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges
Stresa; Milano
06-07 October 2015; 8th October 2015
151
154
Guagliumi, Leonardo; Pini, Martina; Mohaddes Khorassani, Sara; Neri, Paolo; Zerazion, Elisabetta; Ferrari, Anna Maria
Life Cycle Assessment of the production and import of Arabica Brazilian coffee / Guagliumi, Leonardo; Pini, Martina; Mohaddes Khorassani, Sara; Neri, Paolo; Zerazion, Elisabetta; Ferrari, Anna Maria. - (2015), pp. 151-154. ((Intervento presentato al convegno LCA for “feeding the planet and energy for life” - International conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges tenutosi a Stresa; Milano nel 06-07 October 2015; 8th October 2015.
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